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Nobuko Miyamoto Concert
Saturday, April 27, 7:00pm
Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University

Nobuko Miyamoto is an iconic dancer, creative artist and activist, who will be presenting an intimate concert through storytelling of her amazing life. She will be accompanied by music director Derek Nakamoto and guest artists Chic Street Man and Francis Wong. Nobuko Miyamoto’s 120,000 Stories is a multi-generational journey with stories that address issues such as race, gender, multiculturalism, and climate change. Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple is grateful for her offer to present this concert, hosted by Seattle University, as a fund-raiser for the Seattle Betsuin Arson Fire Restoration Fund. Donations from this event will go directly to support the repairs.

Tickets: https://seattlebetsuin.com/nobuko-miyamotos-120000-stories/

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Seattle Center Armory
Saturday, May 4, 11am – 6pm

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration will take place on May 4, 11am-6pm at the Armory Food & Event Hall. The festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series. It is free and open to the public. More information: https://seattlecenter.com/events/featured-events/festal/api-heritage-month-celebration

Kodomo no Hi
Sunday, May 5, 11am – 5pm
JCCCW, 1414 South Weller St, Seattle

Kodomo no Hi, or “Children’s Day,” is a fun and exciting opportunity to explore children’s culture in Japan. Hosted by the JCCCW, this free-to-attend annual festival connects children and families in the community, in a shared multicultural experience. Japanese and Japanese American culture, art, history, music, and more are waiting for you at this community celebration for children’s health and wellness! More details soon: https://www.jcccw.org/kodomo-no-hi

The Poet and the Silk Girl: A Memoir of Love, Imprisonment, and Protest
Saturday, May 11, 2:00 pm
Seattle Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle

Satsuki Ina was born in the Tule Lake Concentration Camp and has dedicated much of her life to helping the Japanese American community heal from WWII incarceration – and to fighting to ensure that no other group is subjected to such harm. Ina will present her moving new memoir, The Poet and the Silk Girl: A Memoir of Love, Imprisonment, and Protest (Heyday Books, March 2024), in which she recovers the story of how her parents survived and resisted their incarceration in U.S. concentration camps. Drawing from diary entries, heart-wrenching haiku, censored letters, government documents, and clandestine messages, Ina shares the eyewitness dispatches of Shizuko and her newlywed husband Itaru. Their words, interwoven with the ravel of war and Ina’s own retrospective reflection, afford an intimate view into the experiences of those whose lives were upended, by reason of race alone, by Executive Order 9066. She will be joined in conversation by Tom Ikeda, founding executive director of Densho. 

Co-presented by Seattle JACL and Tsuru for Solidarity. Support for this event is provided by 4Culture and the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Admission is Free but Registration Is Required.

https://densho.org/events/poet-and-the-silk-girl/

Confronting Hate Together: Exhibit at Wing Luke Museum
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 — Friday, June 21, 2024
Wing Luke Museum, Seattle

What does racism, hate and bigotry look like today? What strategies can communities take to combat it? These questions and more are posed by the powerful and compelling Confronting Hate Together, a pop-up exhibit that explores hate, bigotry, antisemitism, and racism in our community through a local and regional lens. The exhibit opens May 21, and runs through June 21, 2024. Inspired by the 2022 “Confronting Hate 1937-1952” exhibit at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library, Confronting Hate Together is produced in partnership by the Black Heritage Society of Washington State, the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. https://www.wingluke.org/upcoming

ACRS: Walk for Rice
Sunday, June 29, 9:00am-12:00pm

Join the effort to bring culturally familiar food to thousands of families in King County. Walk for Rice brings people and communities together to raise funds for the ACRS Food Bank in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, nutrition program, and outreach about food insecurity in Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (ANHPI) communities. The fundraising campaign kicks off in the spring and culminates in a multicultural community celebration and three-mile walk at Seward Park on June 29. Information and Registration: https://give.acrs.org/event/walk-for-rice-2024/e547615

Japan Fair 2024
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
June 29 and 30, 2024

Japan Fair is a free, two-day festival in Bellevue, WA across the lake from Seattle, that celebrates Japanese art and culture. Formerly known as “Aki Matsuri”, Japan Fair is a communal endeavor of musicians, artisans, community organizations, and businesses from both Japan and the U.S. who come together to share their products, talents, and knowledge of Japan. Through live performances onstage, hands-on exhibits, cultural workshops, and vendor booths, the public is immersed in the music, dance, artisanry, and philosophy of Japan. Stay tuned for more information! https://www.japanfairus.org/

Franklin High School Class of 1974 — 50-Year Reunion
Terry’s Kitchen, Bellevue
Saturday, September 21

FHS Class of 1974 will be celebrating their milestone 50-year reunion this year.  Mark your calendar for Saturday September 21, 2024.  The venue will be “Terry’s Kitchen” in Bellevue, WA with dinner, entertainment, music, dancing, and lots of socializing to catch up with classmates.  Details will be sent out via email and updated on our Facebook page.  Classmates are asked to please send your contact phone number and current email address to quakers1974@gmail.com  Facebook users should also sign into our Facebook page: “Franklin High School Class of ’74”.  Go Fighting Quakers!